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    Here's an old favorite -
    MOTS - more of the same

    refers to what many schools give their advanced students instead of compacting the curriculum so that the kid can move on to new challenges.

    Example - Because Robert completed the page of single digit addition quickly, his teacher gave him 5 more sheets of double digit addition to complete. She didn't realize that at home he is doing division. When Robert didn't show any interest in completed the 5 pages of double digit addition, the teacher concluded that he doesn't have any unusual drive to learn and resisted Robert's parents attempts to get subject acceleration to Robert's Readiness Level.

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    Haha How about GT

    GT english
    GT math

    GT=Gifted & Talented

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    Or Honors

    then there's IB

    IB studies
    IB Mathe
    IB English

    International Baccalaureate

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    A side note: when I use GT, I usually mean just plain "gifted," since apparently there are some places that distinguish between "gifted" and "talented." I don't really understand that kind of system, but I try to be clear about my meaning after some confusion here in the past...


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    Okay, so what's "IIRC"?

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    I am a
    AAHFMTU

    Acronyms are hard for me to understand
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    I propose a new term: 'Lumpers!'

    These are folks who don't see LOG, and expect your HG kid to fit their MG gifted program (or their competitive private school) and if your kid doesn't it's your kid's fault, because the other bright kids are enjoying it just fine.

    Lumpers see the top bunch as all having the same academic needs, it could be the top 25%, 10%, 5% or 3%.

    Classic Lumper statements are -
    "I raised you kids just fine without any special summer camp. If you just stopped paying attention to 'it,' than your kid could be normal."

    and

    "We have handfuls of bright kids just like your child."

    and

    "Here at Elite Private School, we challenge all children to their utmost, don't you worry, dear!"

    If you can think of a more charitible sounding name, please suggest it here, but I think we need a word to represent a 'non-LOG' perspective.

    Love and More Love,
    Grinity 'who is a lumper in many areas, but loves LOG!'


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    Ohhhhh!

    I just hear MON use this this phrase, and I love it!

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    "newview" (meaning when she sees it, she learns it right away and spends a while reviewing until the whole class grasps it).


    Newview! Awsome!

    Goes right next to 'Classroom Edutainment' where the child is having too much Newview, but at least it's advanced enough to be entertaining.

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    Here's a new acronym: T12GA

    It stand for Top 12 Gifted Assesors in the USA

    And here's a link to find them:

    1) Go to Google Maps
    2) Search for: top gifted psychologists
    3) scrool down to 'user created content'
    4) check the box next to 'user created content' and search
    A closer inspection will reveal that there arent 12 names here yet - so lets start a thread for nominations, corrections, and feedback, ok?

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    That link didn't work for me, Grinity. confused


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